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TWIC Meets Credential Deadline; Readers Another Story
One ID card project spurred by Homeland Security is on-target. The Transportation Security Administration met the deadline for 93 percent of its Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) enrollees, but the agency should apply more "best practices" to the program’s card reader evaluation phase, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released days ago. TSA currently is conducting a testing and evaluation pilot program for TWIC card readers that eventually will be deployed at ports. According to coverage in Federal Computer Week, TSA faces problems getting all the information it needs in the next phase of the project, evaluating the TWIC card readers in the pilot demonstration, GAO said. GAO recommended incorporation of best practices for the TWIC card reader pilot program to identify all activities in the program, assign sufficient resources, obtain agreements on the schedule and conduct a risk analysis, among other goals.